Weekend Sale Alert & LOFT Review

Weekend Sale Alert:

25% off Saks Friends and Family with code FRNFAM2 through 4/28*

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40% off feverything at LOFT with code NOW40

21% off full priced items at Forever 21, in-store only

35% off Banana Republic online with code BR35TREAT through 4/27

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LOFT Review
LOFT Climbing Floral Print Drop Waist Dress
LOFT Pleated Mid Length Tank Dress
LOFT Striped Pleated Skirt Dress

I ordered these dresses last week during LOFT’s 40% off promotion as well as this skort. I loved the print of the climbing floral dress, the pleated dress looked like a classic every occasion dress and I was stoked to see the striped dress offered in petites (it was originally offered in regular sizes only).
LOFT Climbing Floral Print Drop Waist Dress, sz 00P
LOFT Climbing Floral Print Drop Waist Dress, sz 00P

I shared a sneak peek of this dress the other day on Instagram. As much as I loved the print the bust darts were not very flattering on me. I’m not sure if it came through in either picture I posted but the darts stick out a bit on me probably because I don’t quite fill it out.

The measurements* of size 00P are as follows:
16″ bust
17″ waist (at the drop waist)
31.5″ total length

*Measurements taken with the garment laid flat.

LOFT pleated mid length tank dress, sz 00P
LOFT Pleated Mid Length Tank Dress, sz 00P

The dress pictured above has straps that were too short on me unlike the dress pictured below. This resulted in arm holes that were too tight on me. I’m afraid size 0P might be too roomy and too long so I am returning this dress but hesitant to re-order.

The measurements of size 00P are as follows:
15″ bust
14″ waist
4″ straps (8″ total length)
38 1/2″ total length

LOFT Striped Pleated Skirt Dress, sz 00P
LOFT Striped Pleated Skirt Dress, sz 00P

This dress is very adorable and fit as pictured online but the stripes are more of a light canvas color instead of white. The material has a linen/burlap feel to it which is consistent with at least one reviewer’s opinion online. I didn’t love this dress on me so I will be returning.

The measurements of size 00P are as follows:
14 1/2″ bust
13″ waist
7″ straps (14″ total length)
32 1/2″ total length

A few weeks ago I stopped into my local LOFT for some returns and of course I had to try on a few items as follows:

LOFT eyelet bodic sleeveless dress, 00P
LOFT Eyelet Bodice Sleeveless Dress, sz 00P
Michael Kors Holly flats from The Bargain District (old)

I tried on this dress in 00P and unfortunately I couldn’t find 0P to try on for comparison. Unlike the other drop waist dress I reviewed above, this dress was tight in the arm holes and it was a bit short for my comfort. I thought it was a really cute style and there is a very sweet grosgrain bow detail on the zipper pull. Strangely enough this dress is see through on the top so you can see my nude bra underneath. I’m not sure if wearing a black bra would help resolve this issue.
LOFT embroidered flower pleated full skirt, 0P
H&M Scalloped top, sz 2
LOFT Embroidered Flower Pleated Full Skirt, 0P

Annie recommended this embroidered skirt a while back and I spotted it in store so I tried it on for size. 0P turned out to be a bit too big and it wasn’t until I put back the skirt that I noticed a 00P in the stack. Unfortunately, I was too lazy to change again and try on the smaller size. It’s a pretty white skirt for spring and summer and it’s lined. I may consider getting this skirt during their next promotion.

Note: I found that this skirt wasn’t see through when compared to the other white skirt pictured behind me in the photo above. That particular skirt ran big in 00P and LOFT sizing can be very inconsistent so you may need to try things on in a few sizes.



  1. modern.girl
    April 28, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    i always have small arm holes problem. i have fat arms! 🙁 my favorite one on you is actually the stripe dress. i thought it looked really cute on you!modern.girl

  2. Stylish Petite
    April 29, 2013 / 2:56 am

    Such a bummer that the striped dress didn't work out. We had such high hopes for it. So happy you found the skirt in a 00P. Can't wait to see it in action. Thanks for always providing measurements and the sizes you are wearing/trying on. It's very helpful! Hope you had a great weekend Jess! <3

  3. Always Maylee
    April 29, 2013 / 8:07 pm

    I really like the way that striped dress looks online, too bad the white didn't match up. And I'm not really a fan of the burlap material. I'm also not really a fan of bust darts on dresses, they NEVER work on me! I think you should go back and get that white flower skirt. It looks so cute on you.xo, Yi-chiaAlways Maylee

  4. Jess L
    April 29, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks Christine! I'm glad I decided to browse after my return and found it in the right size. I also 'discovered' a new LOFT this weekend but I still prefer the one I usually go to because it has a better Petites selection although not by much.

  5. Jess L
    April 29, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks Yvonne. Don't say that. Every part of us is proportional to the rest of our body. 🙂

  6. Jess L
    April 29, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks Annie. I had a great weekend and picked out my early present. 😉 I actually thought about NOT providing measurements (and just pictures) but I know I find them helpful when shopping online in addition to seeing how it fits other people.

  7. Jess L
    April 29, 2013 / 10:22 pm

    Thanks Yi-chia. I should have refrained the moment I read the reviews. I did in fact go back and picked up the white skirt in my size. I can't wait to wear it.

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  10. Allison @reachesthesky
    May 7, 2013 / 2:27 am

    I was just about to write that I like the white skirt a lot, glad you got it! I'm looking for a white (or cream) pencil skirt these days so any light colored skirt catches my eye. Love it!!AllisonReaches the Sky

  11. Erica
    May 7, 2013 / 4:01 am

    Hey Jess! I was so sad to read that the striped dress was a no-go! It looked so adorable in the first picture but then I realized it wasn't a true white in the picture of you trying it on 🙁 It would've been perfect had it been a true white because otherwise I love the cut and fit of the dress!

  12. Jess L
    May 8, 2013 / 2:23 am

    Thanks so much Allison! You should give it a try. I'm on the search for the perfect white skirt.

  13. Jess L
    May 8, 2013 / 2:25 am

    Thanks Erica! It was for the best. As soon as I pulled it out of the packaging I knew I didn't like it. Some things just look better online. 🙂

  14. Nguyễn Trang
    May 23, 2013 / 12:38 am

    Aww why you return the LOFT striped dress? I thought it looked adorable on you!! I also like the LOFT Pleated Full Skirt. You should have tried on the 00P size. Hopefully when you go back for their promotion it's still available. But for the rest of you reviews, I agreed. Return them all was good heheh

  15. Jess L
    May 23, 2013 / 2:14 am

    Thanks Trang! I'm trying to be good and return things I don't absolutely love. I used to have the worst habit of keeping things and tiring of them quickly or not wearing them at all. I did in fact get the white eyelet skirt and wore it last week. 🙂

  16. Nguyễn Trang
    May 23, 2013 / 2:30 am

    Oh your right!! I saw that post! lol getting senile I tell yah hehe

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